Mercy in first-class care by top people
ON completing high school, Rebecca Cross embarked on a career in the health and aged care sector.
At the age of 17, Rebecca joined Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Ltd, taking up a position at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Bundaberg while studying for a Bachelor of Business degree.
Subsequently Rebecca moved to Rockhampton with Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Ltd, assuming for two years the position of human resources officer with the organisation.
Deciding to broaden her knowledge and experience in healthcare and in other industry sectors, Rebecca later moved to Brisbane for a few years to work in the field of industrial relations and this move reaffirmed to her that her passion was with health and aged care.
“I discovered that I was immensely challenged by health and aged care and returned to Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Ltd in November 2008,” Rebecca said.
“I love the diversity and unexpectedness in my job, no day is the same.”
Specialising in acute health and aged care, Rebecca loves her job and being part of the dedicated team at Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Ltd.
“It is the wonderfully gifted and committed people that work in our organisation that makes Mercy Health and Aged Care such a special place,” she said.
“After being exposed to a number of different national employers and industries, I would have to say that the management of Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Ltd are first-class people who do a first-class job.
“There is a genuine care evident for the people who work within the facilities.”
Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Ltd employ 1370 people from Mackay to Bundaberg, and 87% of the staff are women.
“As can be seen from these figures women play a very significant role in our organisation,” Rebecca said.
“There are many women in the organisation who are continuing their career while undertaking the role of primary carer at home - often a very difficult thing to do.
“Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Ltd is a genuine family-friendly employer that prides itself on the degree of flexibility it affords employees where it can be accommodated.
“The Australian Government Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency declared that Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Ltd is an equal-opportunity employer, but it isn't just words, it is evident in their actions.”